National Trust for Canada 2019 Conference

Join Heritage Winnipeg at the

National Trust Conference 2019

Heritage Delivers: Impact, Authenticity, and Catalytic Change
Winnipeg, Manitoba - October 17th to 19th


Save with Early Bird Registration!
Early Bird rates end Friday, September 6th. Register now to save and ensure your pick of workshops and field sessions.

The National Trust is thrilled Winnipeg will be hosting to this gathering of 450+ heritage volunteers, policymakers, and professionals from across Canada.

Heritage Delivers explores the catalytic power of historic places and how they are essential to building vibrant and diverse communities, and sustainable economies. The conference will blend high-impact plenaries, with multiple concurrent session streams, workshops, and skill-building field sessions.

Get inspired by international visionaries like Danish architect Anders Lendager on construction waste and nurturing regenerative cities or Yu Ka Sing from Hong Kong on the preservation of living working class heritage at the city’s award-winning Blue House.

See how heritage is a social and economic force, debate sensitive additions to historic places and heritage districts, get empowered at a heritage advocacy sessions, and partnership lessons for better protecting Indigenous heritage.

Meet your peers from across Canada, and perhaps your next employer or project collaborator. Help introduce them to the warmth and vibrancy of Winnipeg!

Check out the conference website for the very latest on the conference schedule.

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For more information or any questions please contact: conference@nationaltrustcanada.ca



Doors Open Winnipeg 2019

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Doors Open Winnipeg 9th Annual Peoples' Choice Awards!


Best New Participant - The Fortune Block
Heritage Winnipeg Executive Director Cindy Tugwell and Fortune Block Project Manager Ryan Pollard

Best Architecture - The Marlborough Hotel
Marlborough Hotel Accommodations, Catering Sales & Conference Services Manager Grace Rents and Heritage Winnipeg President Lisa Gardewine

Best Overall Experience - The Vaughan Street Jail
Vaughan Street Jail Volunteers

Awards were handed out at the 2019 Doors Open Winnipeg Volunteer Reception and Awards on June 20th, 2019 at the Millennium Centre. All winners received a custom print by artist Robert Sweeney. Thank you to all the amazing volunteers who make Doors Open Winnipeg possible! We would also like to thank our generous sponsor, WOW Hospitality.


Music at the Millennium

Join us this summer for FREE lunch time concerts at the Millennium Centre!



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Doors Open Winnipeg 2019

Thank you to everyone who came out this year!

Doors Open Winnipeg 2019 was a blast and we had a great event this year! Please come back in 2020, when we will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of Manitoba!

Special Thanks to all our sponsors and volunteers. It is due to your commitment that Heritage Winnipeg is able to host Doors Open Winnipeg every year. We couldn't do it without you and we are especially gratefull!



 


2019 Annual Preservation Awards

Congratulations to all the
2019 Annual Preservation Award Winners!


February 18th, 2019 at the St. Vital Library

Special thank you to the City of Winnipeg
for hosting the event in the library!

Be sure to read the NEW Heritage Winnipeg Blog
for all the details on the awards!

2019 Heritage Winnipeg Conservation Award of Excellence


Woodbine Hotel at 466 Main Street
Building Owners


Bright and Johnston Building at 141 Bannatyne Avenue
141 Bannatyne Inc., B & F Masonry, Crosier Kilgour Ltd.


Porter / Galpern Building at 165 McDermot Avenue
Alston Properties Ltd., 5468796 Architecture Inc.


Dalnavert Museum and Visitor’s Centre at 61 Carlton Street
Friends of Dalnavert Museum Inc., Restoration Specialist Sandy Siepman


St. Vital Library at 6 Fermor Avenue
City of Winnipeg, Bridgman Collaborative Architecture

2019 Heritage Winnipeg Distinguished Service Award


Patent 5 Distillery – Oak Room at 108 Alexander Avenue
Patent 5 Distillery

2019 Heritage Winnipeg Youth Award


Heritage Winnipeg Blog
Natassja Brien


Thank You!


from the Winnipeg Free Press: Grand home hosts holiday party


Thank you to everyone who came out and
supported Heritage Winnipeg's Fall Fundraiser
in the former Robert R. Scott House
in Crescentwood!  A huge thank you to the homeowners
for opening up their beautiful historic home for our event.

A past Heritage Winnipeg
Conservation Award Winner!


A special thanks to WOW Hospitality for the wonderful service and support, the Manitoba Underground Opera for the beautiful performance, and the Exchange District BIZ and Warehouse Artworks for their contributions.


Celebrating Canada's 150th birthday with a commemorative Canada 150 print by artist Robert Sweeney



Closing the Doors on the 14th Annual Doors Open Winnipeg Event

It was a time to celebrate at the 2017 Doors Open Winnipeg Volunteer Reception and People's Choice Awards at the King's Head Pub in the Exchange. Heritage Winnipeg hosted the event, thanking the dedicated volunteers in attendance who helped to make Doors Open Winnipeg a successful event. Over 500 volunteers helped make this year's event the biggest, most successful event to date. It was also the seventh year in which the People's Choice Awards were held.

The People's Choice Awards represent five categories, Best Restoration, Best Guided Tour or Programming, Best Architecture, Best Experience and the Hidden Gem. Online voting was open to the public, showcasing 91 amazing buildings and walking tours. Hundreds of votes poured in the week following Doors Open Winnipeg, making for a close race in several of the categories. In the end, the votes were tallied and the winners were rewarded for their efforts with framed original drawings of their buildings by local artist Robert Sweeney.

BEST RESTORATION - DALNAVERT MUSEUM




BEST ARCHITECTURE - THE CANADIAN MUSEUM OF HUMAN RIGHTS



BEST OVERALL EXPERIENCE - THE WHITE HOUSE


BEST TOUR OR PROGRAMMING OR TOUR - THE VAUGHAN STREET JAIL


THE 'HIDDEN' GEM - MCBETH HOUSE



Please visit the Heritage Winnipeg blog for a short biography on each of this years winners.

Crocus Building renamed the McKim Building

Heritage Winnipeg is very pleased to announce the Crocus building, located at 211 Bannatyne Avenue, in the Exchange District, a national historic site, (formerly named the J.H. Ashdown Hardware Store) is now officially called The McKim Building, named for McKim Communications Group - www.mckimcg.ca.  For years many Winnipeggers have been waiting patiently for this historic building to be renamed.  A brand new sign is now shining high above the sidewalk on the Main Street facade. Congratulations!


McKim Communications Group Media Release - dated January 11, 2017:
McKimBldgRenaming

Links to media coverage:
CBC News
Winnipeg Sun

City of Winnipeg historical report
 

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